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Canada The latest developments on COVID-19 in Canada

17:01  08 april  2020
17:01  08 april  2020 Source:   msn.com

The latest developments on COVID-19 in Canada

  The latest developments on COVID-19 in Canada The latest news on the COVID-19 global pandemic (all times Eastern): 8 a.m. A loud and beloved Vancouver tradition is being altered for the first time in its 164-year history to show the city's appreciation for health care workers on the front lines of the battle against COVID-19. The Vancouver Park Board says starting tonight and continuing for the month of April, the Nine O'Clock Gun -- a 12-pound cannon in Stanley Park fired every night at 9 p.m. -- will be fired two hours earlier, at 7 p.m.

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The latest news on the COVID-19 global pandemic (all times Eastern):

 

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Air Canada, which has cut roughly half its Canadian workforce, says it will apply for Ottawa's emergency wage subsidy program and retain or return affected employees to its payroll for the program term.

The airline announced last month it would cut about 16,500 jobs as part of a cost reduction program due to the COVID-19 pandemic and imposition of global travel restrictions.

Air Canada says that depending on wage levels, many employees will receive more under the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy program than they would from employment insurance plus they will maintain their health insurance and other benefits.

The airline has reduced its seat capacity by 85 to 90 per cent due the pandemic crisis and says any near-term recovery will rely on the lifting of domestic and international travel restrictions and return of passenger traffic.

The Canadian Press

The latest developments on COVID-19 in Canada .
The latest news on the COVID-19 global pandemic (all times Eastern): 7 a.m. Emergency room doctors are calling for health officials to ensure there are enough supplies of medical sedatives for patients going on a ventilator. The Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians says ventilation is a physiologically complex, painful and anxiety-inducing process that requires medication for pain control and sedation. The organization says health authorities should prepare by examining current stocks of necessary medication and identifying alternative options for analgesics.

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